Sleep Paralysis or Being Attacked by a Ghost/Spirt?

Sleep Paralysis
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In the realm of the esoteric and occult, there exists a phenomenon that has perplexed and intrigued practitioners for centuries: sleep paralysis. Is it a mere scientific occurrence or a spiritual encounter with the ethereal realm? Join us on a captivating exploration as we delve into the depths of this enigmatic experience and unravel its mysteries, drawing from ancient wisdom and modern research.

Unveiling the Science

Sleep paralysis, at its core, is a natural state that occurs during the transition between wakefulness and sleep. Exploring the scientific aspects behind this occurrence enhances our understanding of its foundations. Researchers have discovered that during sleep paralysis, the body experiences a temporary paralysis, effectively safeguarding us from acting out our dreams and potentially causing harm to ourselves. This state is believed to result from a disrupted sleep cycle, irregular sleep patterns, or underlying sleep disorders.

The Supernatural Encounter

While science provides a rational explanation for sleep paralysis, it often fails to capture the extraordinary experiences reported by those who have endured it. Many practitioners believe that sleep paralysis can serve as a gateway to the spirit realm, allowing encounters with ethereal beings and astral entities. Countless ancient texts, such as the grimoires and sacred books, shed light on rituals and spells that can be employed to navigate and protect oneself during these encounters.

Mystical Practices for Transcendence

Drawing from the wisdom of witches, shamans, and meditation practitioners throughout history, there are several array of practices to empower individuals when facing sleep paralysis or supernatural encounters. These rituals may include:

  1. Protection Spells: Tap into the energy of the Earth and invoke ancient incantations to create a protective shield against malevolent forces.
  2. Astral Projection Techniques: Delve into the mystical art of astral projection to explore the astral plane consciously and with intention, transforming sleep paralysis into a spiritual journey.

Shamanic Rituals

Shamans, with their deep connection to the spiritual realm, possess invaluable knowledge and rituals to assist individuals in navigating the realm of sleep paralysis. Incorporating these practices into your spiritual toolkit can provide a sense of empowerment and protection:

  1. Dreamcatcher Ceremony: Create and utilize a sacred dreamcatcher infused with intention to filter out negative energies and promote peaceful and lucid dreaming.
  2. Spirit Animal Invocation: Call upon your spirit animal during sleep paralysis to guide and protect you through the encounter. Connect with their energy and wisdom to navigate the ethereal realms.

Balancing Science and Supernatural

While it’s important to honor both scientific and supernatural perspectives, finding a balance between the two can provide a more holistic understanding. Recognize that sleep paralysis is a scientifically acknowledged phenomenon, while also acknowledging the spiritual significance it holds for many practitioners.

Bridging the Gap

In recent years, researchers have begun to explore the connection between sleep paralysis and the mystical experiences reported by practitioners. Studies have suggested that certain neurological conditions and states can induce hallucinations during sleep paralysis, blurring the line between scientific and supernatural explanations.

Sleep paralysis remains an intriguing and multi-faceted phenomenon, weaving together elements of science, spirituality, and the unknown. By embracing both scientific discoveries and ancient wisdom, we can navigate these ethereal encounters with greater clarity and empowerment. Remember to approach sleep paralysis with an open mind and a respect for the mystical realm, allowing it to unveil its secrets and offer profound insights into the nature of our consciousness.


  1. “The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants, and Phenomena” by C.W. Leadbeater
  2. “The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage” translated by S.L. MacGregor Mathers
  3. “Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide” by Sandra Ingerman
  4. “Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this article is not intended as medical advice. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your health, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional.

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This has happened to me 2 or 3 times over the course of a year, and it’s honestly scared the living shit out of me.
I was completely sound asleep, and then I was awoken by this horrible presence. I just felt like there was a very evil presence looming right over me. I was awake, but I could not open my eyes, and I could not move a muscle no matter how hard I tried. I started to panic, and I remember telling my limbs to physically move, but I could not move any part of my body to save my life. Then I felt something pushing me down further into my bed. Whatever the presence was, it felt very evil. I just felt overwhelmed with fear. I tried to open my eyes, but I couldn’t. I tried to scream, but I couldn’t.
Now, I’m Catholic. I believe in God, and I believe in Jesus. But I’m not one of those extremely religious people. So I’m not just some crazy person making up a story here. I don’t really go to church, but I pray sometimes when I feel the need to. And when this episode was happening to me, I desperately felt the need to pray to God. I was afraid that I was being possessed or something. So I started saying Hail Mary’s in my head because I could not speak. I prayed in God and I asked him to make this evil presence go away. Literally as soon as I did that, I felt something lift off me. I could move again, and I woke up, shaken. I couldn’t sleep in my bedroom for a couple of nights. I was seriously disturbed. That was about a year ago, and just a couple of nights ago, it happened to me again.
I just dont know what this is. I remember in my psychology class that I read something about sleep paralysis, but it was something that scientists could not fully understand what causes it. Was this just sleep paralysis that I was feeling, or was it what I really think it was…an evil spirt that forced itself onto me, and restrained me? It was the most scary, unusual thing that’s ever happened to me. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Does anyone have a logical explanation, or any information regarding this phenomenon?

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I just experienced this too last night and I am not really sure if it was a dream or it was real, but it feels so real. I heard someone spoke in front of my face but I can’t understand what he/she is trying to say, it just sounded like a mumbling. I can’t move and scream too so I pray and call Jesus in my head and luckily I could wake up


I am really worried. It is 415am and my 2yr old daughter and I have been having horrible experiences at night in this new apt. She wakes up screaming go away momma,Dada come. She has even started sleeping on her stomach with her face either down or to the side. She is always sitting up looking for us. There is times her room is cold for no reason when I go in. I have never seen anything though. Well stupidly I started talking out loud saying please leave me and my child at peace while we sleep that we mean them no harm. Now I am being woke up abruptly by things happening in my room as well. Garbage can next my bed moved to the middle of the floor. This does not effect my husband though and he sleep s right next to me. I have a bible out on my bed stand open to psalms 23. We have also started reading prayers with my daughter before bed. Is this sleep paralysis or something else.

Neji Hyuuga

Im a Christian also it has happened to me i felt it right beside me, under me, and above me AT THE SAME TIME!! it was like slender was in my room! 🙁 D: It was just once also there was blood on my floor but no one had any cuts for 2 months!


I t has happened to me and sometimes I feel like I am looking right at the person in my home but they are not even aware of what is going on cause they are sleep I was told that it is a war within your spirit especially if you are a child of God the devil is afraid of the warrior you are and will do anything to keep you from the battle but just pray and call on the name if Jesus because he will not let any harm come to you as I seen in another post recite the 23 psalms The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want he makers me to lye down in green pastures that prayer really helps my latest attack was today and has not happened on years but I have been going back to church more so I am guessing that had some hand in it he do not want you to get close to god but as I called on the name of Jesus I heard a scream noooooo is what it said that’s because it knows there is no fight here my God is awesome and no harm will he let come to me


I have had these attacks. last one hasn’t been as bad as some. few times I have seen dark figurines looking down at me almost like demons or aliens. I have found moldavite crystals have helped. since I wear it at night I haven’t had any bad attacks. but when I don’t wear it I have had them. it’s scary as heck. its amazing how much I think im screaming and flaring my legs and arms but my bf at the time says I do tense up and breath different but don’t move an inch.

Cameron Lewis

I have sleep paralisis and in 12 the guy behind this is a good guy all he does is make me paralyze me and rapidly moves my pellow 3 times a night I don’t think it is ed the good guy that dyed ithink it is someone else that died here I need serious help any one??? I don’t to waste my life bieng scared.. 🙁


This is not a spirit, it is sleep paralysis. I had the same things for years. You have to take more B12 into your diet. Ever since I started taking B12 supplements, 500mg… I stopped having it completely. I thought it was evil spirits too until I realized it was happening every time I would stay awake too long. It’s an imbalance. Trust me. Take a B12 supplement everyday, low dosage if you can and you will see how fast that sleep paralysis will stop. I speak from experience.


Exactly what happend to me last night it has never happend before it is literally the scariest thing that has happend to me! I am not scared of it but i would like to know why it happend .. i dont believe it was sleep paralysis ..


Bad spiriitual bengs come to intimidate… Don’t allow that.


Hey..don’t be afraid. Here are the tools.
1. Sleep with an open bible next to you…psalm 23.
2. If it comes command it to go in the name of Jesus and ask God to send it to the lake of fire. Here is what you say. “I command you to leave in the name of Jesus, never come near me again. I send you to the lake of fire in the name of Jesus”.
3. Know that you are stronger than these beings …there scared of you more than you are scared of them. You are both human and spirit ,,,..meaning that you are more powerful than there especially if you use the name of Jesus.
4. If you can’t do this by yourself..go to a spiritual church …Pentecostal church…ask them to give you a pastor to come an anoint your room or house. The being will disappear.
5. These demons loom around looking for a house to live in..don’t allow them to make it yours. Again there scared of you that is why they attack you when you are sleeping…you are more powerful than them.


This same experience happened to me my first year of College Room 316 at Capital University in Columbus, OH. I too could not move, and felt strange pressure over me and could not speak. I wanted to scream, cry, and move but I couldn’t. I mentally began to pray as well. All that was by me was a dark figure. As soon as I was released I ran to the first floor to my friends bedroom and stayed there all night. I definitely don’t think this was a case of sleep paralysis.

James bray

I think I was 17 the first time I was attacked by what I call the blacks!!
I woke up very suddenly and new something was wrong straight away… Something didnt feel right, it wasn’t a normal way to wake!! I woke instantly to a shock and dreadful fear, I was totally paralysed couldnt move a muscle! My eyes where open and there was a looming darkness over my body growing in size and the blackness becoming more dense! It was chocking me, I couldn’t breathe or shout out for help. I felt it was trying to enter my body or steal something from within me! After fighting to move and shout which was a total failure as it had control over me I managed to let out one chocked word MUM!! Who was in the next room, it was barely a whimper but once I said it I was released but so drained even with the terror I blanked out!! When I woke I felt normal but scared. I have also had a voice shout at me, the voice came from behind as if there was a speaker right behind my ear, it was loud and it echoed! It warned me to stop!! Stop what I do not know?? I have become very sensitive, I have dreams with warnings, they come true!!! I can be somewhere and tell if something bad is going to happen in that place, I can be drawn to the exact spot and know what’s going to happen but not to who or why?? I need some help or guidance fast!! I can be found on Facebook or twitter my name is James bray I’m a MMA fighter now, I do this so to try and block out what’s going on, I can’t say that its helping as being exhausted frm the training sometimes gives me peace but also leaves me frustrated and angry which isn’t good. Someone must know what’s going on and can help!! My email address is ** and my fone number is ** I live in the UK

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